The Raspberry and The Rose was founded in 1999 by mother and daughter duo, Donna Wilcox and Melissa Ziogas. We originally featured upscale, high-quality silk floral arrangements. Learn more about our story and where we are now!
My mother and I traveled and set up our wares all over Ohio and Pennsylvania the first four years we were in business. No craft show was too tiny for us and no Oktoberfest too rowdy; we tried just about every type of event. Since 2003, if you have attended an art show or fair in Northeastern Ohio, chances are we have met, and you have seen our products.
In 2012, after a horrific battle with cancer, my mom passed away. There is not a moment that goes by that I don’t miss her terribly. So, I thought to myself, “What do I do with the business we started? Do I fold and get a ‘real’ job?” Nope. I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t imagine working for someone else. So, I kept the show schedule up for 2013 and began plotting and planning to take a huge leap of faith.
In the spring of 2014, I took nearly all my available cash, and I opened a tiny 400 square foot retail location featuring my handmade jewelry and infused the store with products I really liked and that I thought would sell. The mantra was to be reasonably priced, provide exceptional customer care, and see what happens from there. It was a massive gamble that worked.
In March of 2015, I moved to a more visible, larger storefront just off Medina’s Public Square and began occupying 1600 sq. feet of retail space. The change in location allowed me to bring in clothing and a whole new realm of items that I just couldn’t cram into the old location. I now have an ever-changing line of products that will keep you on-trend and looking fabulous for a reasonable price. Stop in anytime to see the latest and greatest. We offer gift wrap, custom jewelry design, and shipping to anywhere in the US!
Our staff is a close-knit community, consisting of 15 part-time workers. We have a huge range of ages and abilities, from high school students to retirees who are almost 80. Our staff is always ready to help you find just what you’re looking for. So, stop in and say hi!
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January – April Hours
Monday – Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
May – December Hours
Monday – Saturday: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm